Little Lakies

Football for kids aged 3 to 5 who would like to learn how to play before registering for a team in Under 6s.

What is Little Lakies?

 

You could think of Little Lakies as a kids introduction to football.

The program is intended to help kids become confident running with a ball, kicking a ball, and identifying an objective for their movements.  The idea is that the kids will learn to participate as a group and have fun while learning the very basics of football ⚽

Why Little Lakies?

 

We find that the younger children are when they are introduced to a sport, particularly a team sport such as football, the more likely they are to be the confident little players when you register them in a team (such as our U6 Vikings, Raiders, Warriors or Lakies).  Frequent engagement in activities that require concentration and coordination while being fun can drastically help improve gross motor skills.

You will find that the shyness and awkwardness dissipates the more often they are exposed to playing in a no-pressure environment with their friends and family.   Little Lakies is a safe, fun program for your children to learn about football.

When? How much? what’s included?

 

Little Lakies starts on the first Saturday after Easter School Holidays, at 8am at Boronia Park (weather permitting) every week until the last week of School before September School Holidays. Sessions go for 1hr (including setup and packup).
For your $30 registration fee, you will receive a Little Lakies shirt, size 3 ball, a visit to the canteen each week, access to devoted coaches, and an end of season party!

Who are the coaches?

The coaches are parents of children who are in Little Lakies or are almost ready to start.  They are players themselves in Open Mens and Ladies, Over 35’s or even Premier League.

 

What do us parents do?

Grab a coffee, have a chat, and enjoy the watching the craziness that ensues and that you don’t have to control.

We want you to supervise your little people, but we also want you to let them explore and have some autonomy.

It’s all about discovery and building confidence.

We're totally sorry but it looks like the Little Lakies program for 2023 is full. Please send us an email at play@glufc.org.au to find out what else might be available or to enquire if there has been anyone drop-out of the program.